Perspective

August 16, 2010

Racing Against Time to Preserve India’s Parsi Past

High in the hills of western India, Homi Dhalla looks around the Bharot Caves complex, pointing out the cracked and – Read More...
August 16, 2010

Saudi Arabia Hopes Giant Clock Will Establish ‘Mecca Time’

Muslims around the world could be setting their watches to a new time soon when the world’s largest clock begins – Read More...
August 9, 2010

Dutch Clinic Helps Alcoholics by ‘Binding Them with Beer’

Alcoholic Janetta van Bruggen settles comfortably into a clinic chair, lights a cigarette and takes a supervised swig from a – Read More...
August 9, 2010

World Heritage List Swells with Overlooked Treasures

The list of World Heritage sites, which brings an endorsement that can boost tourism and environmental protection for those on – Read More...
May 17, 2010

Earth May Be Too Hot for Humans by 2300: Study

SYDNEY Climate change could make much of the world too hot for human habitation within just three centuries, research released – Read More...
May 17, 2010

Making Light Work: The 50-Year Odyssey of the Laser

Fifty years ago next Sunday, a 32-year-old engineer called Theodore Maiman switched on a gadget at Hughes Research Laboratories in – Read More...
May 11, 2010

Grey Market iPads Selling Like Hot Cakes Across Asia

Apple has not yet officially launched the iPad in Asia, but that hasn’t stopped a booming “grey market” trade in – Read More...
May 11, 2010

World’s Oldest Person Enjoys Champagne in French Caribbean

A 114-year-old French woman who this week became the world’s oldest person lives on a Caribbean island and still enjoys – Read More...
May 3, 2010

India Studies Yogic Power for Life without Food

AHMEDABAD By Rajesh Joshi Agence France-Presse A team of military doctors backed by India’s national defence research centre is studying – Read More...
April 16, 2010

Millions Bathe in Ganges at World’s Biggest Festival

Ten million Hindu pilgrims and hundreds of ash-covered, naked holy men began streaming into the waters of the river Ganges – Read More...